Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “redeem”

redeem

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈdiːm/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to exchange shares or bonds for cash: Class B Shares are subject to a sales charge if they are redeemed within six years of purchase. Private investors will have to pay their own dealing fees to redeem their holdings.
FINANCE to pay back a loan: redeem a loan/debt/mortgage
redeem a coupon/points/a voucher, etc. COMMERCE to use a coupon (= piece of paper used to buy goods at a lower price), points from a credit card, etc. to buy something: be redeemed against sth Coupons, either in or on the pack, may be redeemed against future purchases of the product.redeem sth for sth New legislation would enable consumers to redeem gift certificates for cash once their value falls below $10.
(Definition of redeem from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of redeem?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “redeem” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hello stranger

said to a person that you know but have not seen for a long time

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

silver splicer noun

November 17, 2014
informal a person who marries in later life Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’ Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement

Read More